RBI Grade B Syllabus for Phase I: Section Wise Syllabus

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Mar 19, 2021

The Reserve Bank of India conducts the RBI Grade B exam 2021 for recruiting officers in General, DEPR (Department of Economic Policy and Research) and DSIM (Department of Statistics and Information Management) posts. The RBI Grade B exam pattern and syllabus of these posts are different. The exam is conducted in three phases:

  • Phase I (for General) or Paper I (for DEPR and DSIM)
  • Phase II (for General) or Paper II & III (for DEPR and DSIM)
  • Interview

The RBI Grade B exam pattern and section wise syllabus is decided by the exam conducting authority, Read official notification .

DR- General Post

RBI Grade B Syllabus: Phase I for DR - General Post

RBI Grade B Phase I exam will consist of a single paper for 200 marks and the exam will commence on 6 March 2021. The exam duration of Phase I exam is 120 minutes. Depending on the number of aspirants, the examination will be conducted in multiple shifts. The time and venue of the RBI Grade B exam will be mentioned in the RBI Grade B admit card.

The RBI Grade B is consisting of four sections:

  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability

RBI Grade B syllabus (section-wise) for Phase I is given below.

RBI Grade B Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

Ratio & Proportion Mensuration
Percentage Average
Speed, Time and Distance Time and Work
Permutation and Combination Mixture and Alligation
Data Interpretation Probability
Stocks and Shares Simplification and Approximation
Quadratic Equations Inequalities
Number Series Upstream and Downstream
Profit and Loss Simple and Compound Interest

RBI Grade B Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

Puzzles Seating Arrangement
Inequalities Direction Test
Blood Relation Syllogism
Input-Output Data Sufficiency
Reasoning Analogy Coding-Decoding
Ranking Alphanumeric series

RBI Grade B Syllabus for General Awareness

Current Affairs Indian Financial System
Indian Banking System Banking Awareness
Banking History Monetary Plans
Economic News National and International Institutions
Bank Terms & Abbreviations Government Schemes
Banking Agreements Sports News
Awards Books and Authors
Static GK – General Knowledge about Dams, Sanctuaries, National Parks, Stadiums, Airports, Country, Capital & Currency, etc.

RBI Grade B Syllabus for English Language

Reading Comprehension Cloze Test
Fill in the Blanks Sentence Rearrangement
Jumbled Words/Sentences Error Spotting
Sentence Framing Match the columns
Vocabulary Grammar
Tenses Rules Idioms & Phrases

RBI Grade B Syllabus: Paper I for DEPR Post

In the phase I or paper I exam of RBI Grade B DESR post, the aspirants should have answered the objective based questions on Economics. The candidates should have basic knowledge of Masters level Economics of any Central University of India. For more details, go through the following content:

  • Interpretation of data on Banking
  • Knowledge on both corporate and external sectors
  • Inflation
  • Growth and other essential macroeconomics indicators
  • Econometrics models
  • Operational areas of the Reserve Bank etc.

RBI Grade B Syllabus: Paper I for DSIM Post

In phase I or in paper I exam of RBI Grade B DSIM post, the aspirants will be answered objective type questions on Statistics. Go through the following content to know more about the syllabus of Statistics for appearing the Paper I exam:

  • Probability
  • Standard Deviation
  • Large and small sample theory
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Estimation
  • Testing of Hypotheses
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Stochastic processes
Grade B FAQs


Ques. When will the RBI Grade B exam 2021 be conducted?

Ans. The RBI Grade B Phase I exam will be conducted on 6 March 2021 and the phase II exam will be held on 31 March 2021 and 1 April 2021.

Ques. Is the RBI Grade B syllabus similar to the SBI PO syllabus?

Ans. NO, the RBI Grade B syllabus is completely different from the SBI PO exam. The Syllabus of RBI Grade B Phase I (for General) is similar to the SBI PO mains exam.

Ques. What are the total marks of the Interview round?

Ans. As per the revised RBI Grade B exam pattern, the total marks of the interview round is 75.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.